Louisiana History Teacher of the Year





Ann Majeste, a fourth-grade teacher at Anastasia C. Alexander Elementary School in Kenner, has been named Louisiana History Teacher of the Year by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and Preserve America.

In a statement, the institute said:

Majeste will be recognized at an award ceremony on Monday, July 9 at 10:00 a.m. at The Old State Capitol in Baton Rouge. The award will be presented by Louisiana Secretary of State Jay Dardenne in the Old House Chambers at 10:30 a.m. A reception will be held immediately following the award ceremony in the Old Senate Chambers.

Inaugurated in 2004, the History Teacher of the Year Award is designed to promote and celebrate the teaching of American history in classrooms across the United States. It honors one exceptional K-12 teacher of American history from each state and U.S. territory. This year, only K-6 teachers were eligible for nomination. The selection of the state winner is based upon several criteria, including: at least three years of classroom experience in teaching American history in elementary school; a deep career commitment to teaching American history, which includes local and state history; evidence of creativity and imagination in the classroom that address literacy and content beyond state standards; close attention to primary documents, artifacts, historic sites, and other primary materials of history, including oral history; and evidence of thoughtful assessment of student achievement.

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